With Casing, Support, Protector Or Static Constructional Installations Patents (Class 137/343)
  • Patent number: 9803769
    Abstract: A fixing structure for solenoid (10) includes a valve body (50) including a tubular valve insertion portion (51), a solenoid (10) to be inserted into the valve insertion portion (51), a cover (60) to cover the valve body (50) in a direction intersecting an inserting direction of the solenoid (10) into the valve insertion portion (51), and a pin (40) to be inserted and pierced through the valve insertion portion (51) and the solenoid (10) from the side of the cover (60), thereby restricting detachment of the solenoid (10) from the valve insertion portion (51). The cover (60) includes a resilient pressing piece (61) to be pressed against the pin (40) and resiliently deformed when inserting the pin (40) and to hold an inserted state of the pin (40) by resiliently returning and pressing an end of the pin (40) when the insertion of the pin (40) is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Tomohide Maki, Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Kosuke Sone, Katsushi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 9683671
    Abstract: A valve block assembly for multiple valves, in particular expansion valves and/or shut-off valves, includes a valve block having a plurality of flow paths for fluids and a plurality of adjustment units with assigned drive units, wherein the valve block is designed as comprising two parts, these being a flow path element with the flow paths and a limiting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Corinne Le Pellec, Marc Graaf
  • Patent number: 9346345
    Abstract: A vent assembly is disposed within an interior space of a vehicle for opening and closing fluid communication between the interior space and an exterior of the vehicle. The vent assembly includes a housing defining a plurality of openings and a plurality of vanes disposed in the openings. An actuator mechanism moves the vanes between an open position and a closed position, and includes a shaped memory alloy (SMA) member for actuating the vanes between the open and closed positions. The SMA member is activated when a hatch of the vehicle is opened to move the vanes into the open position and thereby open fluid communication between the interior space and the exterior to alleviate excessive air pressure buildup during closure of the hatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Alexander, Xiujie Gao, Alan L. Browne, Mark A. Voss, Derek L. Patterson, Lei Hao, Chandra S. Namuduri, James Holbrook Brown, Aragorn Zolno, John N. Owens, Alexander Millerman, Kevin B. Rober, Suresh Gopalakrishnan, Sanjeev M. Naik
  • Patent number: 9341197
    Abstract: A modular switching valve arrangement (12) having a plurality of switching valves (20) which are arranged adjacent to one another is characterized in that each switching valve (20) includes at least one media connection (34) which has a connecting piece (26) mounted thereto, and in that the connecting piece (26) braces the corresponding switching valve (20) with a shared carrier plate (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Joachim Götzelmann
  • Patent number: 9133606
    Abstract: A valve box platform is disclosed. The valve box platform may include a peripheral wall having a receiving surface for receiving a valve box. A first recess may be positioned within the peripheral wall. The first recess may include a knockout portion selectively disclosed therein. The peripheral wall may also include a U-shaped recess having a rounded receiving portion with the U-shaped recess being aligned with the first recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent C. Ericksen, Stuart J. Eyring, Eric Tres Wangsgaard, Daniel R. Petersen
  • Patent number: 9127846
    Abstract: A coupling assembly includes a keyed coupling configured to couple to a valve stem and a plate configured to couple to a knob. The keyed coupling includes a projection having a cross-sectional shape. The plate includes a keyed slot defined therethrough. The keyed slot is shaped to correspond to the cross-sectional shape of the projection to receive at least a portion of the projection when the plate is coupled to the valve stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Paul Bollman, Gonzalo Luis Ocano, John Mark Chilton, Rafael Martinez Olguin, Carlos Arturo Garcia Casillas
  • Patent number: 9101788
    Abstract: A case for an emergency escape breathing apparatus including a substantially rigid hollow shell defining a cylinder housing portion for retaining a cylinder of breathable gas and a delivery device housing portion for removably housing a delivery device for the breathable gas supplied by the cylinder. An access opening is provided which provides access to the interior of the delivery device housing portion through which a delivery device, such as a hood or mask, can be inserted and removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Draeger Safety UK Limited
    Inventors: Jason E. Allan, Michael R. Peel
  • Publication number: 20150136180
    Abstract: The invention concerns an assembly (1) for engaging and activating a bargun (2), the bargun having a handle (21) with at least one button (22, 23) on its upper surface (24) and a nozzle (25) perpendicular to the handle, the assembly comprising:—a draining body (11) presenting:. an opening (111) for receiving the bargun nozzle,. an outlet (112) configured for being connected to the drain,—a bargun holding bracket (12) attached to the draining body, said bracket defining a space (s) for holding the handle and the free end (121) of said bracket being configured for activating the at least one button on the upper surface of the handle when the handle is slid in said space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Rick Baron, Joshua Cox, Steve Garbee, Steve Robbins
  • Publication number: 20150102129
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting assembly for a rocket nozzle for an engine that may be operable in rocket mode, in which the engine combusts stored oxygen and hydrogen, or in air-breathing mode, in which the engine combusts air from the atmosphere and stored hydrogen. A plurality of ducts and pipes are connected to the nozzle to supply fuel and other fluids. As it is desirable to allow the nozzle to pivot, the mounting assembly may include flexible couplings on the ducts and pipes about selected pivot points allowing the desired freedom of motion. The flexible couplings are designed to withstand various pressure forces in the rocket/aircraft flight environment, and may be composed of spaced annular elements, wherein a partial toroid element connects consecutive pairs of annular elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Alan Bond, Richard Varvill
  • Publication number: 20150101683
    Abstract: A gas bearing seal using porous materials for distribution of gas flow can provide site isolation during wet processing. In some embodiments, a flow cell comprises a porous media gas bearing surrounding a periphery of the flow cell, isolating the liquid inside the flow cell from the ambient air outside the flow cell. In some embodiments, a protective chuck comprises a porous media gas bearing disposed in a middle of the protective chuck, isolating the liquid outside the protective chuck with the gaseous ambient generated by the porous media gas bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Aaron Francis
  • Publication number: 20150070182
    Abstract: A gas pressure regulator is disclosed that includes a reciprocating piston that engages and disengages from a seat to open the higher pressure and lower pressure sides of the regulator to one another. The regulator includes an elastomer seal between the seat and the piston that has an ignition rating sufficient to avoid combustion in the presence of oxygen at pressure differentials that are a factor of between 5 and 10 between the higher pressure and lower pressure sides of the regulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: BeaconMedaes LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Brian Conner
  • Publication number: 20150053278
    Abstract: A flushing device includes an enclosure having an access opening; a discharge conduit; a fluid system conduit; a platform situated within the enclosure, the platform having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface facing the access opening and movable to proximate the access opening; a flushing valve mounted on the platform and in fluid communication with the fluid system conduit, the flushing valve operatively connected to a flushing controller, the flushing valve controllable by the flushing controller; and a meter mounted on the top surface of the platform, the meter including a meter inlet and a meter outlet, the meter inlet in fluid communication with the flushing valve, the flushing valve in fluid communication with the meter and the fluid system conduit, the meter outlet in fluid communication with the discharge conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Harold Mosley, Wade Pope
  • Patent number: 8939168
    Abstract: A valve box platform is disclosed. The valve box platform may include a peripheral wall having a receiving surface for receiving a valve box. A first recess may be positioned within the peripheral wall. The first recess may include a knockout portion selectively disclosed therein. The peripheral wall may also include a U-shaped recess having a rounded receiving portion with the U-shaped recess being aligned with the first recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent C. Ericksen, Stuart J. Eyring, E. Tres Wangsgaard, Daniel R. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20150000764
    Abstract: An automatically deployed water removal apparatus for use with a solid, flexible swimming pool cover to remove rainwater caught by the cover. In one embodiment, a head with a water inlet pivots from a stored position along the edge of a pool to a deployed position near the center of a deployed cover as the cover advances to its deployed, pool-covering position. In another embodiment, a water inlet is attached to and positioned in part by a tether cord that may be reeled out during cover deployment and reeled in during retraction of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald Leon Johnson, Steven Simas Escobar, Yugen Patrick Lockhart, Kevin Losee, John Patton
  • Publication number: 20140360595
    Abstract: A print element substrate is absorbed and held by a handling jig to define a predetermined location and position of the print element substrate with respect to the supporting member. In this instance, the handling jig is provided with a convex portion. Therefore, when the print element substrate is joined to the supporting member, the convex portion comes into contact with a surface of the supporting member, so that it is possible to define the height of the print element substrate with respect to the joining surface. This makes it possible to control the amount and height of squash by the print element substrate exerted on the adhesive agent applied on the joining surface. It is possible to prevent the redundant adhesive agent from spilling out in a print liquid flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Tatsunori Fujii
  • Publication number: 20140352804
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rinsing arrangement (8) for a domestic appliance (1) for the care of laundry items, comprising a rinsing dish (8a) that has an upper portion (8b) and a lower portion (8c) connectable to thereto, wherein a water supply device (8d) having a water receiving tray is formed in the lower portion (8c), and an outlet connector (8e, 8f) is formed on the lower portion (8c), which opens into the water receiving tray, wherein a dividing wall (31) that is separate from the lower portion (8c) and can be attached to the lower portion (8c) is formed, and in the arranged state of the dividing wall (31), a siphon (8n) is formed between the outlet connector (8e, 8f) and a water receiving space (8j) formed in the lower portion (8c). The invention further relates to a domestic appliance (1) having a rinsing arrangement (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Edwin Bolduan, Andre Sabalat, Alexander Schlitzer
  • Publication number: 20140345709
    Abstract: A mounting assembly which provides for a rigid connection between a valve assembly, such as a canister purge valve (CPV), and a component in an air flow system of a vehicle, such as an intake manifold, air box, or the like. The mounting assembly includes two brackets that are connected to the CPV, and the brackets are used to connect the CPV to an intake manifold. The first bracket includes an isolator having a slot, and a blade or flange extends into the slot, providing only one way of attachment between the CPV and the intake manifold. The second bracket includes a single bolt through a molded tab providing a second connection. The second bracket also has a second isolator; both isolators are made of rubber or other type of material suitable for isolating vibration. Each isolator provides vibration isolation between the intake manifold and the CPV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Douglas Jefford, Benjamin Dominick Manton Williams, Daniel Clayton Todd Jackson, David Rene Forgeron
  • Publication number: 20140331704
    Abstract: A pressure relief valve (20) for use in connection with a high pressure fluid system has a protective cap (22) for limiting the exposure of personnel to high pressure fluid venting from the pressure relief valve. In an embodiment, the protective cap includes a cylindrical cap body (52) mounted to a distal end (28) of the valve body (24) of the pressure relief valve and a skirt flange (54) extending circumferentially about an open end of the cap body for deflecting the streams of high pressure fluid venting from the pressure relief valve away from an outwardly directed path. A circumferential seal body (70) may be disposed between an inner circumferential surface (66) of the cap body and an outer circumferential surface (68) of the distal end of the valve body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Jason R. Kondrk, Zvonko Asprovski
  • Patent number: 8882572
    Abstract: A vent tile includes at least one louver, an actuator configured to control the at least one louver, a thermal imaging sensor configured to monitor temperature of a remotely located apparatus through thermal imaging of a surface of the apparatus, and a controller configured to control the actuator based upon the monitored temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alan A. McReynolds, Geoff M. Lyon, Abdlmonem Beitelmal
  • Patent number: 8821718
    Abstract: Automated fluid handling system comprising a housing (20) and two or more fluid handling units (26) arranged as interchangeable modular components with an external fluidics section (30) and an internal non fluidics section (32), and wherein the housing (20) comprises a liquid handling panel (22) with two or more of component positions for receiving said interchangeable modular components (26) such that the external fluidics section (30) is separated from the non fluidics section (32) by the liquid handling panel (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB
    Inventors: Johan Blomberg, Mats Lundkvist
  • Publication number: 20140230923
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a container with a fluid preparation device for preparing a fluid, in particular a container with a concentrate for the preparation of dialysis fluid, as well as the combination of the connector, the corresponding container and the fluid preparation device. In order to simplify the handling during both the manufacturing process of such containers and the connection of such containers to the fluid preparation devices, the connector connects a first and second fluid line of the container with a third and fourth fluid line of the fluid preparation device with two laterally spaced-apart mounting elements which each incorporate one of two orifices terminating the first and second fluid lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Winfried BREHM, Thierry DUPIN, Ilona EGGERT, Thomas FAULHABER, Thomas GRAF, Phillippe LAFFAY
  • Publication number: 20140230903
    Abstract: A device and method for preventing the backflow of undesirable gases from being drawn up through a drain line into a room. The device is particularly useful in applications where liquid flow into the drain is infrequent, resulting in little or no liquid left standing in the P-trap to serve as a gas barrier. When installed the device prevents the unwanted backflow of sewer gases into the room above. However, if water or a similar liquid is introduced into the drain line, the device dissolves, thereby allowing the liquid to pass down the drain line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas K. Dombrowski
  • Patent number: 8807524
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve includes a valve case, a covering member, a valve member, an urging device, and an electromagnetic driving unit. The case includes a side wall; a bottom wall; an opening; a peripheral end face; a valve accommodating part eccentrically relative to a central axis of the opening; and a first port. The covering member includes a top plate part welded on the end face to cover the opening; a second port; a cylindrical part; and a valve seat on an end face of the cylindrical part. The valve member is accommodated in the accommodating part, and engaged with/disengaged from the valve seat to close/open a flow passage of fluid between the first and second ports. The case includes an auxiliary wall symmetrically to the side wall located closer to a valve axis with respect to a shorter symmetry plane. The plate part is welded on an opening-side end face of the auxiliary wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Kunio Nanba
  • Publication number: 20140224353
    Abstract: A mounting adaptor for a valve actuator includes a driver aperture configured to receive a valve actuator driver. The mounting adaptor further includes a plurality of mounting posts configured to engage a thermal riser or a valve attachment pad. The mounting adaptor includes a first set of apertures configured to engage the valve actuator and a second set of apertures configured to engage a different valve actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Cory C. Strebe
  • Publication number: 20140224348
    Abstract: A diaphragm valve having at least two axially extending fluid passageways, which are aligned with each other and which extend towards each other, and a separation wall between the fluid passageways provides for the separation wall, if viewed in the longitudinal sectional view, to have a flatter and a steeper section for delimiting the fluid passageways. Moreover, a method for producing a diaphragm valve housing is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Andreas Wopper, Claudia Reustlen
  • Patent number: 8777125
    Abstract: An operator interface assembly is provided that includes a frame having a first end configured to rotatably couple to a first lateral frame tube of an agricultural vehicle, and a second end configured to transition between a raised position adjacent to a second lateral frame tube of the agricultural vehicle and a lowered position beneath the second lateral frame tube via rotation of the frame about the first end. The operator interface assembly also includes a fluid inlet coupled to the frame, and configured to provide fluid to the agricultural vehicle. In addition, the operator interface assembly includes a valve coupled to the frame, and configured to control fluid flow from the fluid inlet to the agricultural vehicle. The fluid inlet and the valve are positioned adjacent to the second end of the frame, and directed laterally outward with respect to the agricultural vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: John Paul Honermann, Scott David Reese
  • Patent number: 8763627
    Abstract: A fastener has a metallic member and a nonmetallic cap member. The metallic member has a head and a shaft. The shaft has a first end at the head, a distal second end, and an externally threaded portion. The metallic member further has a projection extending from the head opposite the shaft. The cap member is mated to the head opposite the shaft and retained by the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Shelton O. Richards
  • Publication number: 20140174755
    Abstract: A valve comprises a valve mechanism located within a housing arrangement, wherein the housing arrangement comprises an outer housing configured to be mechanically secured with a fluid conduit system, and an inner housing located within the outer housing and configured to contain pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Craig Mitchell, Keith Taylor, Alistair Tennant
  • Publication number: 20140166120
    Abstract: A valve body for a fluid injection valve has a longitudinal axis and includes a base body. The base body has a sidewall defining a recess extending through the base body in an axial direction. The sidewall includes a magnetic material and has at least one opening that perforates the sidewall. The valve body further includes a cover element which includes a non-magnetic material and which is arranged to sealingly cover at least one opening. In addition a fluid injection valve and a method for producing the valve body are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Stefano Filippi, Mauro Grandi, Francesco Lenzi, Valerio Polidori
  • Publication number: 20140166127
    Abstract: An auxiliary intake valve device is provided that includes a valve housing that is disposed at an air cleaner cover, has an inlet port and an outlet port, and has a plurality of inlet apertures at the inlet port. In addition, a fixing bracket is disposed within the valve housing and an elastic member is disposed on the fixing bracket. A plurality of valves are supported by the elastic member and are configured to selectively close the inlet apertures and open the inlet apertures when negative pressure is generated at the outlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Tae Min Yun
  • Publication number: 20140158223
    Abstract: A incubator chamber comprises a base, lid and plurality of trays, each of which are stackable upon one another in an open or closed configuration. A clamp could be provided having an interior cavity sized and dimensioned to simultaneously receive a portion of a perimeter of each of a base and a lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Barry E. Rothenberg
  • Publication number: 20140150897
    Abstract: Provided is a shock absorber that includes a disk support section protruding between an intermediate seat and an inner seat, having a tip height position in a protruding direction higher than that of the inner seat and lower than that of the intermediate seat, and continuously or discontinuously disposed in an annular shape. In a state in which a first disk is pressed against the inner seat and placed on an outer seat, the intermediate seat and the disk support section, in the first disk, a first bending section bent in a convex shape toward a valve main body side is formed between the inner seat and the disk support section, and a second bending section bent in a convex shape toward a side spaced apart from the valve main body is formed between the disk support section and the outer seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Masahiro ASHIBA
  • Publication number: 20140137952
    Abstract: A support rack includes a rack body providing a locating groove, two coupling structures, a hinged stop plate and transverse positioning grooves, a U-shaped support bar having two axle-shaped end portions respectively pivotally coupled to the coupling structures for supporting a tablet PC in one of a series of tilted positions to let the tablet PC be stopped against the stop plate or selectively positioned in one of the transverse positioning grooves, and a fan module mounted in the rack body for cooling the tablet PC, ultrabook or notebook being used with the support rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: CHEN-SOURCE INC.
    Inventor: Wei-Ting LIN
  • Publication number: 20140130901
    Abstract: A fueling station dispenser for distributing a combustible gas that is lighter than air, and that includes electrical and gas handling sections in the same frame. A vapor barrier in the cabinet blocks fugitive gas that may be present in the gas handling section from entering the electrical section. According to most applicable codes, by isolating combustible gas from the electrical section gives it a Class I, Division 2 designation. Which eliminates the need to seal or air purge the electronics section as this designation allows for electronics that under normal intended operating conditions do not generate an arc with sufficient energy to initiate combustion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Randy Moses, Kent W. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8714187
    Abstract: An improved retention apparatus includes a wedge element that is disposed between a brace element and a flow element of a nuclear reactor system. The retention apparatus further includes an engagement assembly that is engaged with the wedge element and that is structured to engage at least one of the brace element and the flow element. The engagement assembly includes a deflectable element such as a spring that is structured to apply a retention force in an engagement direction of the wedge element to resist movement of the flow element during operation of the nuclear reactor system, such as movement due to vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Stephen K. Parker, Gerry L. Hodson, Alex Nisenbaum, Stephen J. Kaylor, Thanh Tu, Rodney Lum
  • Publication number: 20140109979
    Abstract: In one featured embodiment, a sleeve for a valve includes a sleeve body surrounding a center axis and defined by an overall length extending from a first end to a second end. The sleeve body has a central bore extending from the first end to the second end. The central bore has a first surface portion comprising a piston contact surface that is defined by a first inner diameter, wherein the piston contact surface is configured to slide against a piston to be received within the central bore. In one example, a ratio of the overall length to the first inner diameter is between 3.51 and 3.63.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
  • Publication number: 20140109990
    Abstract: A remotely mountable irrigation unit which can be mounted in any location desired by the user, or due to system constraints, which utilizes quick disconnects, for ease of installation or moving to another location. The preferred embodiment of the present invention centralizes all of an irrigation systems control valves, wiring, and includes the irrigation control unit, thus ensuring ease of maintenance and installation. The unit may be controllable via personal computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet allowing the user to program all aspects of the system, from zone irrigation duration, to which zones receive irrigation at what time, and observe system performance such as power consumption, fluid consumption, and determine if there are any leaks in the system via pressure drops sensed at one of the valves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Toby Brashear
  • Publication number: 20140109991
    Abstract: An apparatus has a base and a flow path assembly movably supported by the base and defining a serpentine flow path having an entry opening and an exit opening. An actuator is coupled with the flow path assembly and the base and is configured to rotate the flow path assembly between a vertical and an angled position relative to the base. The flow path is configured to allow a column of a first fluid with a first density to be trapped between columns of a second fluid with a second density higher than the first density. The first fluid column has a first height and the second fluid columns have second heights, so that a volume of the first fluid and a volume of the second fluid flow through the flow path and through the exit opening as the flow path assembly is rotated between the vertical and angled positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Wayne S. Travis
  • Publication number: 20140102818
    Abstract: A vehicular engine assembly includes an engine, a panel, and a snorkel. The panel is associated with the engine and includes a panel surface, a first side wall, and a second side wall. The first and second side walls extend substantially upwardly from the panel surface and define a channel. The channel is configured to receive an elongated member. The snorkel includes an attachment tab having a leg member and a foot portion. The foot portion is adjacent to and overlies at least a portion of each of the first and second side walls. The foot portion cooperates with the first and second side walls to constrain the elongated member within the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hirukawa, Eric Douglas Moseley, Yoshiyuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20140106604
    Abstract: A card socket assembly includes a card socket and a non-conductive airflow guide member. The card socket includes a main body defining a slot, and two latches rotatably connected to opposite ends of the main body. The airflow guide member includes a main plate and an airflow guide plate. A bottom of the main plate is inserted into the slot of the card socket. Two notches are defined in a first end and a second end of the main plate opposite to the first end, to receive the latches. The airflow guide plate is formed on the first end of the main plate, and includes an airflow guide portion slanted relative to the main plate, to guide airflow away from the card socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140102554
    Abstract: An airflow guide member includes an airflow guide cover and a movable plate. The airflow guide cover includes a top plate and a number of airflow guide plates extending in a fore-and-aft direction from a bottom of the top plate. Front ends of the airflow guide plates extend forward and out of a front side of the top plate. The movable plate is slidably connected to the top plate and is capable of sliding forward to cover the front ends of the airflow guide plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140090722
    Abstract: The invention relates to a single-lever mixing cartridge, comprising a head piece (1), which accommodates a bottom piece (8), and a disk control having a control disk (5) that is arranged in a rotatable and pivotable manner via a rotatably and pivotably mounted spindle (2). The bottom piece (8) is connected to the head piece (1) via a latching connection and is sealed against the head piece (1) by means of a sealing element. Furthermore, one, preferably two inlet channels (81) and an outlet channel (82) are provided in the bottom piece (8), wherein the bottom piece (8) has an axial shoulder (83) through which only the inlet channels (81) are guided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Lutz Lange
  • Publication number: 20140076419
    Abstract: A self adjusting flap is disclosed. The self adjusting flap comprises a solid body including a hinge. The flap includes a flexible skin stretched across an array of equi-spaced ridges on a convex surface of the hinged solid body, such that lift and drag forces due to fluid flow across it causes the flap to rotate about the hinge and automatically orient itself to minimize flow losses through turbulence while shielding objects downstream from flow induced drag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Sinhatech
    Inventor: Sinhatech
  • Publication number: 20140076266
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system formed of a first component and a second component. The first component includes a first surface and a pair of first walls extending outwardly from the first surface. The second component includes a second surface facing the first surface. The second component includes a pair of second walls and a pair of inner walls which both extend outwardly from the second surface. Each of the pair of second walls and each of the pair of first walls are vibrationally welded at a primary weld joint. The pair of inner walls extends outwardly from the second surface and sealingly contacts the first surface to define a fluid passage and a pair of cavities on either side of the fluid passage. Weld flash formed during the vibrational welding of the primary joints is contained within the pair of cavities and prevented from entering the fluid passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicants: ElringKlinger North America, Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shashikumar Honnikoppa, John Kapcoe
  • Publication number: 20140073143
    Abstract: Embodiments related to hardware and methods for processing a semiconductor substrate are disclosed. One example film deposition reactor includes a process gas distributor including a plasma gas-feed inlet located to supply plasma gas to a plasma generation region within the film deposition reactor and a precursor gas-feed inlet located to supply film precursor gas downstream of the plasma generation region; an insulating confinement vessel configured to maintain a plasma generation region at a reduced pressure within the film deposition reactor and an inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) coil arranged around a portion of a sidewall of the insulating confinement vessel and positioned so that the sidewall separates the plasma generation region from the ICP coil; and a susceptor configured to support the semiconductor substrate so that a film deposition surface of the semiconductor substrate is exposed to a reaction region formed downstream of the process gas distributor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: ASM IP HOLDINGS B.V.
    Inventors: Fred Alokozai, Robert Brennan Milligan
  • Publication number: 20140069523
    Abstract: A method of reforming an annular attachment flange of an outer annular portion of a gas generator case, including inserting a first fixture element within the annular portion, the first fixture element conforming to an inner surface of the flange and forcing the flange radially outwardly passed a desired orientation, pressing the attachment flange against the first fixture element with a second annular fixture element surrounding the flange and conforming to an outer surface of the flange, heating the outer portion pressed by the fixture elements to a temperature and time period corresponding to an annealing of the material of the outer portion, forcing cooling of the outer portion, and disengaging the cooled outer portion from the fixture elements so that the released flange extends at the desired orientation. A gas generator case including a reformed outer portion and an unused inner portion is also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel SUTRA COLE, Guy BEAULIEU
  • Patent number: 8662102
    Abstract: A gas appliance including a frame and a control knob assembly connected to the frame, the control knob assembly including a gas valve with a valve stem, a control knob attached to the valve stem, and a valve restraint. The valve restraint is substantially fixed relative to the frame and longitudinally disposed substantially between the gas valve and control knob, and is configured to limit lateral movement of the valve stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Timothy Scott Shaffer, Howard Richard Bowles, Jorge Hinojosa
  • Publication number: 20140053918
    Abstract: A mounting foot for mounting an after-treatment component to a frame is disclosed. The mounting foot may have a pad connectable to the frame. The mounting foot may also have a slider slidably connected to the pad. In addition, the mounting foot may have a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket may have a first end connectable to the after-treatment component and a second end connected to the slider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen M. BEDNARZ, Satyajit GOWDA
  • Publication number: 20140053919
    Abstract: A mounting system for connecting an after-treatment component to a frame is disclosed. The mounting system may have a front center bracket connectable to a front end of the after-treatment component. The mounting system may further have a front link, which may have a first end connected to the front center bracket and a second end connectable to the frame. The mounting system may also have a rear center bracket connectable to a rear end of the after-treatment component. In addition, the mounting system may have a rear link, which may have a first end connected to the rear center bracket and a second end connectable to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen M. BEDNARZ, Satyajit Gowda
  • Publication number: 20140048154
    Abstract: A water device comprising at least a water-carrying vessel and head, and a structure configured to blend in with a landscape environment wherein the structure conceals at least a portion of the water-carrying vessel while leaving the head exposed. Depending on the configuration, the structure may resemble a rock, bark, plant trunk, stone, bedding material, pavers, edge brick and similar decorative landscaping items and may be fabricated of resins, cements, epoxies, fillers, polymers, metals, recycled materials. Natural articles like stone and bark may also be used. Illumination systems, speakers and self-contained music systems may be included as well. Power may be provided by batteries, electricity or solar panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Melvin Scott McCombs